My Three Step Process To Boost Your Cardio Even With Asthma

Oct 28, 2023


If you're dealing with asthma and looking to improve your cardiovascular health, you're in the right place. In this post, I'm going to share three strategies that I use every day to enhance my cardio, even while managing asthma.

Please keep in mind that my insights are based on personal experience, and I'm not a healthcare professional. Always consult with your medical provider before making changes to your fitness routine. I've also prepared a valuable free gift for you, which you can find linked below, based on my experience.

My Journey - In Brief

Back in December 2022, I weighed 191 pounds (I am 5'9"). While many around me considered me to be in good shape, I felt I needed to address my weight for my own fitness goals. I followed three straightforward pillars, which I'll share with you in this guide, to achieve my goal of losing 25 pounds in 90 days. But my primary objective was to keep the weight off in the long run, and I succeeded. Now, let's dive into how to improve your cardio, especially if you have asthma.

Step One: Choose Your Favorite Cardio

The first step to improving your cardio is to pick a form of exercise that you genuinely enjoy. While some might say that the best workout is the one you dislike, I believe it's essential to find an activity you're passionate about. Whether it's walking, running, cycling, hiking, rowing, swimming, playing sports like soccer or tennis, or even paddleboarding, the options are vast. Starting with something you love increases the likelihood of sticking with it. For instance, if you're inclined to run, begin by walking and gradually progress.

Step Two: Incremental Progress

Improving your cardio isn't about pushing yourself to the limit immediately. This approach is especially crucial if you have asthma, but it applies to everyone. The key is incremental progress. Begin with your chosen activity at a pace that suits your current fitness level. If you're into running, start with shorter distances and slower speeds. As you build your stamina, slowly increase the intensity and duration of your workouts. You can choose to extend the duration or push yourself harder, but avoid trying to do both simultaneously. This gradual approach will help strengthen your lungs effectively.

Step Three: Consistency is Key

Consistency is the foundation of any successful fitness journey. Establishing a consistent routine is essential for enhancing your cardio and managing asthma. Regularity in your workouts helps your body adapt to the increased demands and strengthens your cardiovascular system. In my case, after running my first marathon, I was concerned about losing my progress if I stopped. To prevent this, I maintained a weekly routine that included long runs and additional shorter sessions. Consistency is what keeps you moving toward your fitness goals. It's not about how frequently you work out but about sticking to a routine that suits your schedule and lifestyle.

Maintaining Cardio Over Time

Once you've achieved your desired level of cardio, don't stop. Like maintaining weight loss, keeping your cardio gains is vital. After reaching my cardio goals, I continued to run regularly. My current baseline is around 20-30 miles per week. This consistency allows me to maintain my cardio and improve it as needed. Whether you choose to run, swim, bike, or engage in other activities, consistency is key to long-term success.

Grab Your Free Gift

If you're motivated to improve your cardio and overall health, I have a special gift for you. It's a guide based on the three pillars that helped me lose 25 pounds in 90 days and maintain it, even with asthma. You can download it through the link below.

Improving your cardio with asthma is a gradual process that starts with choosing an enjoyable activity, making incremental progress, and maintaining consistency. My experience has shown that these strategies work, and they can work for you too. Remember, consult with your healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your fitness routine.


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